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The Boatyard Grill

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525 Taughannock Blvd, Ithaca, NY 14850-3234
+1 607-256-2628
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4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Sun 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Ithaca, New York
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55 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Good food. Good atmosphere. Family friendly. Great for large events. Too bad Ithaca does not have more waterfront restaurants like this.

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Thank K S
Mark M, Owner at The Boatyard Grill, responded to this review

Thanks for all the compliments! I'm happy that we stick out amongst the other options available here in Ithaca, and I look forward to serving you again in the future. Until next time, Mark Miller, General Manager More 

Boston
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

From the greeting at the door to the bar staff, management, waitstaff and chefs/kitchen staff. All very friendly and professional. The food was delicious and a fine presentation. Prices are reasonable. Great place for family get togethers, a couple's night out, or major event. This place can accommodate any need. I highly recommend The Boatyard Grill for a wonderful dining... More 

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Thank Flashbang139
Mark M, Owner at The Boatyard Grill, responded to this review

I really appreciate the recommendation! Thanks so much for dining with us. Hearing that our team took great care of you is wonderful news, and we all look forward to seeing you again next time! All the best, Mark Miller, General Manager More 

Lenox
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Large restaurant with a beautiful view of the Lake. Nautical flare. Too many good dishes to mention only one. From appetizers to desserts, special dishes. Fresh seafood, steaks, ribs, chicken and more. You have to taste to appreciate. You will return time and again. Favorite place to bring friends and family.

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Thank Peter M
Mark M, Owner at The Boatyard Grill, responded to this review

I'm so proud that we're one of your favorite family spots, Peter! Thanks for all the compliments on our menu and atmosphere. We look forward to serving everyone again soon! All the best, Mark Miller, General Manager More 

Ithaca, New York
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188 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived on a slow Sunday night. The inside atmosphere is appealing. College students were still out of town. We started with drinks. I had two Stolichnoya martinis on the rocks. They were great and portion size was good. We ordered the calamari which was cooked just right. Great sauces to accompany this dish. Next came the lobster bisque. Great... More 

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Thank kwebster2
Mark M, Owner at The Boatyard Grill, responded to this review

I really appreciate you trying us out. Starting things off with some martinis and calamari was a solid choice, and a little lobster bisque couldn't hurt, either. As for the main entrees, I'm surprised to hear your steak wasn't cooked exactly to your liking, as we're usually very good about this, and I also apologize for not making it clear... More 

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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of my alltime favorite restaurants in Ithaca. I usually go here with a large group for a special occasion. The lake here is beautiful too.

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Mark M, Owner at The Boatyard Grill, responded to this review

We're thrilled to be one of your go-to spots here in Ithaca, Jade. I'm so pleased you always choose us for your celebrations and I appreciate your support. We look forward to your return! All the best, Mark Miller, General Manager More 

Carmel, Indiana
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140 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 6, 2016

Frequently the Boatyard Grill a few times a year; well designed, fine service, good drinks and really good food. The seafood and steak both are quite good. Suggest you look over the menu as it most likely will surprise you with its creativity. Our group typically has the clam chowder, burgers, seared tuna, filet mignon, and the lobster flatbread. Quite... More 

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Thank ralphwilhelm1
Mark M, Owner at The Boatyard Grill, responded to this review

That loyalty sure means a lot to me, Ralph, and I'm so glad you've found a few different things to love here. I'll have to pass your kind words on the service along to our staff, too, and I sure hope we'll see you again before long! All the best, Mark Miller, General Manager More 

Ithaca, New York
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2016 via mobile

The view is nice. The service is fine. The food is a small step up from Applebee's. It completely looks and tastes like a chain restaurant. Just with a slightly high price tag. Drinks were good.

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Thank susybee89
Mark M, Owner at The Boatyard Grill, responded to this review

While I'm pleased you enjoyed our view and drinks menu, I'm sorry to hear that we didn't quite hit the mark on your meal. We aim to please and I'm disappointed that we didn't put our best foot forward this time. I know we can do better than this and I do hope you'll consider joining us again so that... More 

Patterson, New York
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2016

The Boatyard Grill can be affordable or expensive-whichever you prefer. Nice atmosphere. Very professionally run. We were impressed. I'm not sure who is in charge of the training program there, but give that person a raise. Our servers were friendly, helpful, and patient. We noticed how thorough of a cleaning the staff gave the large table next to the fireplace... More 

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Thank JFs_thoughts
Mark M, Owner at The Boatyard Grill, responded to this review

Sounds like your first visit was a success, J.F! Thanks so much for stopping by and giving our baby back ribs a try. I'm thrilled that both our menu and our service made such a strong impression. I appreciate your support and look forward to your return! All the best, Mark Miller, General Manager More 

cincinnati
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75 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2016

We had dinner there twice. The first night, we ordered off the special of the day menu. We had the shrimp/lobster skewer. It was very good. The second night we ordered fish and the shrimp/grits. The shrimp and grits were also very good, just had too much grits. Large portions. Three of our friends ordered the fish. The fish was... More 

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Thank gwen h
Mark M, Owner at The Boatyard Grill, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your review, Gwen. I'm happy your meal was so nice, you visited us twice! Of course, I'm glad you enjoyed the shrimp and grits and I apologize for the momentary hiccup with your friends fish, but I'm pleased we quickly sorted it out. We appreciate your support and we'd love to see you again soon! All... More 

Rochester, New York
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78 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2016

The food was terrific, the service was excellent, and it is a beautiful restaurant. I had the Makers Mark Sirloin(bourbon sauce) and the mashed potatoes and asparagus spears might have been even tastier than the steak. But the steak was very good. And I thought the price was very fair for the quality, service, and environment. I will definitely return.

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Thank Loren48503
TheBoatYardGrill, General Manager at The Boatyard Grill, responded to this review

Loren, Thank you for taking the time to let us know how we are doing. The Maker's Mark is one of our favorites and we are so glad that you enjoyed it as well! We appreciate your kind words and look forward to seeing you again soon! Cheers! Mark Miller, General Manager More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $30
Cuisine
American, Bar, Seafood
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Kids, Special occasions, Families with children, Large groups, Romantic, Scenic view, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 525 Taughannock Blvd, Ithaca, NY 14850-3234
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Ithaca
  • Phone Number: +1 607-256-2628
Description
At The Boatyard Grill you can enjoy delicous locally sourced steak and seafood while looking out over the breathtaking waterfront view. All of our food comes in fresh everyday, you won't find a better dining experience in the town. We are happy to host large groups and private events. If you are planning a rehearsal dinner, wedding reception, family gathering, cocktail party, class reunion or a casual BBQ or Clambake, look no further! We will make your special event a waterfront event to remember! Our experienced management team will make planning your event virtually effortless. We have a variety of party offerings that can meet every budget and catering need. Choose from our Waterfront Parties, Holiday Parties and Cocktail Parties and contact our management team today. Join us for live music on our deck every Friday! Visit our website to see the schedule.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?